2017 Physical Activity – Dance/Volleyball/Running/Bootcamp

2016 Physical Activity Blog Post Breakdown

2015 Physical Activity Blog Post Breakdown

How do you work out?

Pole Dancing Highlights:
1. I performed three times in three distinct routines (Here’s my Risky Donetta routine and Here’s my Prohibition Donetta routine)
2. I took 139 classes total
3. I spent $2594 total
4. I spent 226 hours in class
5. I worked with 20 different instructors

Lifetime money spent (just for pole classes): $4882.84
2014 – $90
2015 – $422.21
2016 – $1777
2017 – $2594

Lifetime total pole classes:
2014 – 6
2015 – 19
2016 – 109
2017 – 139

Total time spent poling:
2014 – 10.5 hours
2015 – 37.5 hours
2016 – 173.5 hours
2017 – 226 hours

Class Breakdown at different studios for 2017
Divine – 72/139 = 52%
Spinderella – 35/139 = 25%
P3 – 19/139 = 14%
Pole Camp – 9/139 = 6%
Writhe – 3/139 = 2%
Polelattes – 1/139 = 1%

Class Type breakdowns for 2017
Intermediate Inversions = 30
Basic Inversions = 19
Intermediate/Advanced Spins = 20
“Intermediate” classes = 18
Level 3-1 = 14
Level 2-2 = 11
“Advanced” classes = 7
Level 2-1 = 5
Open level drop ins = 5
Other = (pole power hour, Open choreography session) = 3
Basic Spins = 2
Level 3-2 = 2
Ayesha workshops = 2
Boudoir Classes = 1

In other fitness accomplishments:
1. I went to 51 bootcamp classes
2. I went to a single Thriller refresher class before the Flashmob dance
3. I went to only 4 volleyball drop ins
4. I went to 6 KokoFit sessions (cardio and strength in a modern gym)
5. I went to 13 Bar Method classes
6. I ran 64.2 miles and spent 11.78 hours running with my fastest mile at 9:26
7. I took my bike out twice for 24.5 miles (and commuted from my house into work once)
8. I went to 24 stretch classes
9. I went to 7 KJC Booty Dance classes
10. I took a pole silks class


Fitness stats:


My favorite fitness photos:



Local Event Alert! Thrill the World Redmond Town Center, WA 10/28 at 3pm!

October 28th at the Redmond Town Center

11:00am to 3:30pm

Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 3:00pm

Event Schedule

11:00am Event Opens – Dance Registration Check-In, Photo booth, Zombie Makeup/Zombification Zones
12:00pm Live Music: Ricky Venture Review, Seattle’s premier variety dance band
12:45pm Adult Costume Contest Adult First Round
1:15pm More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review
1:45pm Youth Costume Contest
2:15pm More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review
2:30pm Dancer Registration Check-in Closes
2:45pm Dancers Assemble in Center Court for the Check Presentation
3:00pm “THRILL THE WORLD” World-wide Simultaneous Dance
3:10pm Zombie March, Sign Out and Certificate Pick Up


2016 Physical Activity – Dance/Volleyball/Running/Bootcamp

2015 Physical Activity Blog Post Breakdown

How do you work out?

This year I did volleyball, pole dancing classes, the Thriller Dance for the second year, stretch and flex classes, pole silks, hoop classes, acro yoga, Boudoir classes, a pilates class, and bootcamp.

Pole Dancing Stats:

  1. I took 109 classes this year at 7 different pole studios (some were during my writer retreat/vacation in St. Pete, FL)
  2. I spent $2252.25 on all my pole and flex classes for the year (that’s $20.66 per class!)
  3. I took 7 advanced spin classes
  4. I took 49 Inversions classes
  5. I took 30 stretch classes
  6. The classes ranged in price from $10-$32 each
  7. I spent 201 hours in all of the classes combined and 160 hours in pole-only classes

My favorite photos:

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Volleyball Stats:

  • I went to volleyball (outdoor in Bellevue Downtown Park) 8 times this year

Running Stats:

  • I ran 2.5 total miles
  • I ran a mile in 11:02 at the fastest

Boot-camp Stats:

  • I went to 10 Boot-camp classes, starting November and love the instructor and the other bootcampers!

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The Thriller!

  • I only had time to go to one workshop prior to the Flashmob!
  • Check out the Youtube video HERE


Fitness stats:

  • I did 5 pull-ups/chin-ups
  • I can do 20 push-ups in a row
  • I ran a mile in 11:02
  • I can hand over hand climb to the top of the pole
  • I can touch my toes

2015 Physical Activity – Dance/Volleyball/Biking

How do you work out?

This year I did volleyball, pole dancing classes, a hip hop class, a hooping class, a Bollywood class, an Aerial class, multiple Thriller workshops to learn the dance, belly dancing classes, and stretch and flex classes. I also did an afternoon ropes course.

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I took the dBMEDx team to Bellevue downtown drop-in volleyball. I went to two miscellaneous volleyball drop ins and 18 Bellevue downtown park drop ins.

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I tried out a belly dancing 6 class series in Bothell, see our performance piece here


I went to 5 Thriller 1.5 hour workshops in preparation for Thrill the World Remdond.

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Paul and I did the ropes course in Woodinville for a couple of hours and went out on his boat multiple times this past summer (not much of a workout, I know)

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We even went ‘clubbing’ where I danced the night away for an hour and a half or so. (Have I mentioned that dancing is great exercise?)

I tried out a hooping class, an aerial dance class, a hip hop class, and a bollywood class and didn’t get much satisfaction out of any of them for various reasons.

And then I found Spinderella… I took 25 pole classes and 2 stretch & flex classes this past year at the studio. I love all my instructors, especially the owner, who is fabulous in so many ways.

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